Island Echo is proud to support BBC Children in Need (CiN), whose vision is that every child in the UK has a childhood which is safe, happy, secure and allows them the chance to reach their potential.
Our website has turned yellow to help raise awareness for this great charity and also highlight the 6 Island charities who will also benefit from Children in Need this year.
CiN is currently supporting over 3,000 local charities and projects in communities across the UK. The projects they fund help children facing a range of disadvantages, for example, poverty and deprivation; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people.
BBC Children in Need currently awards grants at 6 points during the year and funds 2 types of grants. The Main Grants Programme is for grants over £10,000 per year to support projects for up to 3 years. Meanwhile, the Small Grants Programme supports projects for up to 3 years and includes grants up to and including £10,000 per year.
If you wish to donate to this worthy cause follow this link – donate.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk
Below is a list of the 6 local charities that Children in Need are helping to make a difference to young lives on the Isle of Wight.
Home-Start Isle Of Wight
Family support, Newport
This project will support families on low or very low incomes and who are socially isolated. Children and young people will have better family relationships, have fun and learn through play and improve their social skills.
This project will provide counselling support to children and young people experiencing mental health issues. Young people will improve their family relationships, reduce their distress and develop more resilience.